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Art Gallery, free entry

Nicholson Museum & Art Gallery

Nicholson Museum & Art Gallery


Arts Officer

01538 395456


1st Floor, Nicholson Institute,
Moorlands House,
Stockwell Street, Leek,
ST13 6DW

Events at this Venue

date event
Sat 8 Oct - Sat 12 Nov Society of Staffordshire Artists
Sat 22 Oct 'Dracula's Ghost'
Sat 26 Nov - Sat 24 Dec Christmas at the Nicholson
Sat 17 Dec 'The Canterville Ghost'
Wed 21 Dec Vintage Tea Dance


Come along and visit the Nicholson Museum & Art Gallery, where throughout the year you will find a regular rolling programme of exhibitions and events. Delight in stepping back in time to enjoy some of Leek's facinating history

The Nicholson Gallery is housed within the Nicholson Institute and is a living example of late Victorian philanthropy. The Gallery features a mixed programme of community based exhibitions, local history and collection exhibitions on a permament basis and today is home to a collection of impressive oil paintings, ceramics, local history and a fine selection of the famous Leek Embroideries. Visitors include William Morris and Oscar Wilde.

Disabled accessDisabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for educational visitsPublic toiletsAccepts groups

Children welcomeDisabled accessDogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Guided tours for individualsGuided tours for groupsSmoking not allowed

Opening details

Monday - Saturday: 10:00 - 16:00. Last admission 15:30, Closed Sunday

Library: Monday: 8:30 - 19:00, Tuesday - Friday: 8:30 - 17:00, Saturday: 8:30 - 16:00, Closed Sunday


Free entry



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Map reference: SJ 985566  Lat: 53.10694 Long: -2.02364

The Nicholson Institute is a Grade II* landmark building, situated in Stockwell Street, next to Leek College and Staffordshire Moorlands District Council, Leek in the heart of the Staffordshire Moorlands.

Parking: with charge


  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Guided tours for individualsGuided tours for individuals
  • Guided tours for groupsGuided tours for groups
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed
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